Main findings of the International Migration Outlook
Can we put an end to human smuggling?
In the first ten months of 2015, more than 1.2 million illegal border crossings at the external border of the EU have been detected. This edition of Migration Policy Debates scrutinises the factors that facilitate human trafficking, as well as the smuggling routes to OECD countries. It synthesises available evidence and reviews existing policy tools for tackling such crime.
How will the refugee surge affect the European economy?
A policy note on the potential fiscal and labour market impact of the refugee crisis in Europe.
Is this humanitarian migration crisis different?
The current humanitarian crisis is unprecedented with an appalling and unacceptable human cost. This issue of Migration Policy Debates looks at the most recent developments in the humanitarian migration crisis and what makes this crisis different from previous ones.
Is the United States still the land of opportunities for migrants?
It is often said that the United States is a nation of immigrants. But taking into account the large changes in the composition and scale of migration flows and the current economic environment, how are new Americans faring?
Is migration good for the economy?
This paper looks at the evidence for how immigrants affect the economy in three main areas: The labour market, the public purse and economic growth.
Who should be admitted as a labour migrant?
Every OECD country has some form of labour migration to meet skill needs – from high-level to low-level skills – and to support economic growth. Even so, there is often public concern over its impact on the domestic workforce and on incentives for firms to invest in native workers’ education and training.
How can migrants’ skills be put to use?
Immigrants now account for almost 1 in 10 people living in OECD countries and are a growing presence in our societies and workforces. But there are barriers to integrating them into the labour force not least ensuring that immigrants are able to make best use of their skills.
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